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much. we learned today that pope benedict xvi is hard of hearing and partially blind in one eye. that's from a journalist who interviewed him recently. in ten days, the pope, who is 85 will retire as head of the catholic church. last night he prayed with some of the cardinals who will choose his successor. he then began a week long spiritual retreat. benedict's time as pope has beenl turbulent.ee in the u.s., church attendanceul is down, there is a shortage of priests, and legal settlements from the sex abuse scandal have cost billions of dollars. the boston archdiocese has closed dozens of churches, but in one of those, parishioners have staged a sit-in that's been going on now for eight years. here's elaine quijano. >> reporter: every friday night, christine arnold and her 14- year-old triplets sean, scott and christian, arrive for their overnight shift at st. francis church. the triplets have been coming here since they were six years old. would it be weird to not come here on a friday night? >> it wouldn't feel right. >> reporter: why not? >> because, like, this kind of like our s
are among the princes of the church who will choose the successor to pope benedict xvi next month but ben tracy tells us that mahoney is under pressure to stay home. >> reporter: cardinal roger mahoney was the spiritual leader for four million catholics in los angeles, the largest archdiocese in the country. but many catholics are demanding the retired archbishop not attend the conclave. james salt is with catholics united. the group's petition with 6,000 signatures calls on mahoney to recruise himself from the vote. >> the conclave should be an opportunity to celebrate the future of catholicism. with the cardinal's participation, we are reminded of the sins of our leaders and second we're reminded of the general lack of accountability. >> reporter: church files released last month show mahoney conceald from police the names of priest accused of sex abuse. in 1988, he wrote to an aide: we can not give such a list for no cause whatsoever." mahoney no longer has any formal role in the local church. despite being sidelined here in los angeles, cardinal ha mahoney is still considered to be in
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